Why have an early pregnancy scan?

The first trimester of a pregnancy can be an anxious time, and many expectant parents find comfort and reassurance in additional ultrasound scans and check-ups.


16 week ultrasound scan

NHS pregnancy care in the UK typically includes two ultrasound scans: one at 12 – 14 weeks, and another at 18 – 20 weeks.


how much is a private pregnancy scan

The NHS will typically offer an expectant mother two free ultrasound scans over the course of her pregnancy: one at 12 weeks, and another at 20 weeks.More...

non-invasive prenatal testing


NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) is a screening test that aims to determine whether an unborn baby has chromosomal abnormalities that are likely to result in genetic conditions like Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome or Patau's syndrome.


baby scan offers - 4d scan offers cheap

Babies are being born every minute, and we want to celebrate one of life's greatest experiences with you! Here at First Encounters we provide various offers on our scan packages at various points in the year, all in the name of celebrating one of life’s greatest treasures – parenthood!


Wine glasses for drinking during pregnancy
Can you drink while pregnant? Drinking during pregnancy is a something of a grey area when it comes to prenatal health.
There is no well-defined limit for expectant mothers to follow, and so it can be difficult to establish how much alcohol - if any - is safe to consume while pregnant.